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Imanmade Natural Skincare

The latest of my Natural Loves is Imanmade, a new Skincare range made with Natural, Fairtrade ingredients.

I’ve been a big fan of the Imanmade range since its creation almost two years ago, in a cosy little kitchen in East London.

Its creator, Iman has been mixing and blending her own creams, lotions and oils for personal use since 2008; the Imanmade brand came about after many unsuccessful attempts to remedy Her own skin complaints, as well as those of her young sons.

The range is slowly starting to expand, and so far the products available to buy at the Imanmade Etsy store are;

  • Nourishing Body Butters
  • Peppermint Lip Balm
  • Face Oil (launches next week)

It’s a tough call for me to pick my favourite products from the Imanmade range; they’re all fantastic, but I’m going to share a few thoughts with you here.

Nourishing Body Butter

The first of the Imanmade range, these Butters are whipped to perfection and are meltingly soft.

The base ingredients for the Original Butter include Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, Jojoba and Virgin Coconut Oils.  There are also two naturally fragranced Butters available; Lavender & Neroli and my personal favourite, Monoi.

The Imanmade Nourishing Body Butter does exactly what it says on the label.

I use this as an all-over moisturiser (and even in my hair) on dry skin, and straight from the Shower.  The Butters absorb really well; as I mentioned before they’re really soft - there’s no need to warm them up to a pliable consistency, something that you need to do with other brands. 

The subtle fragrance of the Lavender & Neroli and the Monoi Butters lasts, and all of the Butters leave your skin feeling soft and well moisturised throughout the day or night, with a really nice, non-greasy sheen.

All Imanmade Nourishing Body Butters are available in 30g, 85g and 175g jars.

Peppermint Lip Balm

I love me a good Lip Balm and I think I may have found my Holy Grail!

The Imanmade Peppermint Lip Balm contains Mango Butter and Vitamin E.  Bonuses for me are that it’s very light, it’s not greasy and doesn’t leave your lips looking glossy.  The minty fragrance isn’t too overpowering (I hate when You can taste Lip Balm) and its texture isn’t ‘bitty’ like some other Mint Lip Balms that I’ve tried.

I find that this Lip Balm lasts quite well too; I keep one by my bed, and after a slick before bedtime, this pretty much stays on until the morning.

Face Oil

I started using the Imanmade Face Oil as part of the Oil Cleansing Method last year, and I was really pleased with the results.

Now, I use the Face Oil as a Primer under my make-up (yes, it’s that light), and in place of a Night Cream.  Again, I can’t fault the staying power of Imanmade products; the Face Oil really moisturises and gives a nice, healthy glow to the skin.  It doesn’t leave your face feeling greasy or looking shiny, and it doesn’t leave your pores feeling clogged up.

Blended with one of my favourite oils (Sweet Almond), the Imanmade Face Oil also contains Jojoba and Wheatgerm Oils, as well as Vitamin E.

The Imanmade Face Oil will be available online next week.

I genuinely cannot praise the Imanmade range enough.

For ingredients, it’s on point.  Imanmade uses 100% Natural Butters and Essential Oils.

For quality, again each product is fantastic.  The Butters in particular claim to ‘soften and protect dry, sensitive skin’ and do exactly that. 

All products in the Imanmade range are suitable for Vegans.

On price, I’m very impressed.  An 85g jar of Body Butter costs just £7, and a little really does go a long way, owing to the richness of it.

Overall Rating: 10 out of 10

You can contact Imanmade, find out more and buy by clicking the following links:

Blog: www.imanmade.tumblr.com

Twitter: @imanmade

Facebook: Imanmade

Etsy: www.imanmade.etsy.com

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Finally…Imanmade is here!


www.imanmade.etsy.com  Natural skin care handmade in the UK

I have finally launched my etsy shop! Yay!!!

There are only a few items to start with, namely body butters and lip balm, but more products will be added on a regular basis. Look out for the gorgeous face oil available next week.

Imanmade products are for everyone, but are especially suited to dry and sensitive skins. All products are created using gentle, natural ingredients.

Imanmade: Imanmade Giveaway!!!


To coincide with the launch of the Imanmade Etsy store on Monday 20th Feb, I’m giving away an Imanmade Butter & Balm Box containing 3 Nourishing Body Butters and a peppermint lip balm.
Imanmade Natural Skin Care products are suitable for dry skin and are gentle enough for those with sensitive skin to enjoy also.
To enter, all you have to do is ‘Like’ the Imanmade Facebook page and leave a comment telling me what your favourite natural oil/ingredient is and why.Competition cut off date is Friday 24/02/12 and the winner (chosen randomly by my toddler) will be announced on Monday 27/02/12
Good Luck!!
Iman xx

Letter to my girlie (a response to ‘Me & my Bestie’)

My girlie onedayinherlife wrote this:

Me & My Bestie Iman

Iman lived across the Hall from me at John Street.

Whenever the phone rang it was always, always for Her!

I remember the first time we met and spoke, She was wearing a long White tube dress, with see-through stripes!

From that moment on we became really close Friends.

I’ve shared failures, successes, happy times and sad, highs, lows, dramas…anything and everything that this thing called Life has to throw at us, we share.

Iman is one of my Best Friends, my confidantes, my Sister and my right arm, and I know that whichever one of us gets to Shady Pines first, will have an Irish Knights waiting for the other!

Here is my response:

My heart…

The first time I noticed you, you were bubbling hard on the dancefloor at The Beach Nightclub (Luton circa sept 1998). I enjoyed watching your groove and I thought you looked like fun. It was one of those moments when you really NOTICE someone and get a feeling that you noticed them for a reason. Who knew that you’d become one of the most important people in my life? 

As you mentioned, we’ve shared so many good times and low times too as friends, sisters, and partners in crime. After graduating, most uni friends went their separate ways. Some stayed in touch occasionally, and some became distant memories. But not you and I. Though many miles separated us, we never drifted, preferring the romanticism of hand written letters to keep each other abreast of our daily goings on; relationships, heartbreak, work, food, family, and general foolishness that only we could understand (e.g. Kuuuuuuuuuu!). Choosing you to be Godmother to my son was a decision that would further bond us for life, and what a great choice I made. My children are blessed to have you and your guidance. 

You are funny, beautiful, witty and creative, and I am thankful that we ever even met. I value your friendship and always feel valued and loved in return. You always remind me of my individuality when I feel lost in the midst of motherhood, and have been one of my biggest supporters in my quest for getting Imanmade started.

And of course, last but by no means least, knowing how much I love my tea, you found the biggest tea mug ever for my Christmas pressie and filled it with fab jewellery (my other love). Now THAT is love!

Love you my sweetie,



Imanmade Natural Skin Care

Hey guys,

Check out my natural skin care tumblr page: Imanmade

I’ve just started it recently, but there’s a few good posts already and many more to come.

I’m about to launch my own skin care line (in the UK) for dry and sensitive skin, so there will be comps and giveways too.

Come say hi on Twitter and Facebook too. I appreciate your interaction.

Iman xx


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I will keep this photo posted for 1 week.

Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water

charity: water provides clean and safe drinking water to those who most desperately need it.

After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.  

Show you care & Reblog.

just gonna reblog this every so often

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